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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:29 pm

Doors

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Both front doors must be openable from the inside and outside and all doors must latch securely.

Tan thats all i can find on the mot rules for doors so i think solenoids may pass just the motier has it wong Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:36 am

I know some MOTers will fail them for being unsafe because in a crash the doors wouldn't able to be opened from the ouside.. We've had a few fail for that reason....

The easy way out of it for the mot is to fit a bar to the door mech's and run it out through the door glass with a knob on the end so you just push it to open the door... Or a handle and pull it depending on which way they go..

Easy as that hun.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:03 am

Take out the door glass and leave them out for the mot, then you can open it by reaching through the window...
It cant fail an mot that way!
Same as the wiper & washer trick, leave out your front screen, that way you dont have a use for wipers or washers!

Really works!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:14 am

Yeah thats true buddy.. I forgot about these little loop holes.. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:05 am

It's deffo a grey area Tan, as I've had solenoids on my bug since '92 & some MOT'ers are anal about the wording & others not .... as long as BOTH doors can be opened remotely from the outside it shouldn't fail.

Some early MG's didn't have outside handles & they pass. The rule is really there to stop cars passing if their door handle are broken. I think you'll find that there's a note in the MOT guidance saying that it'll pass if there's no handles cos of the design OR cos of permanent modification. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:08 pm

Thanks for the advice guys,
The solenoids were fitted today and the doors now open with the touch of a button. Unfortunatley the drivers door sticks a bit and needs a helpfull yank to open, but fingers crossed once we fit some rubbers and have a fiddle with it they should both open to perfection.
we are beginning to get there, I was hoping to have her ready for CTTP but that isn't gonna happen now so Vanwest here we come!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:42 pm

Bella's pass door needs a helpfull yank to open it too, so I wouldn't worry too much Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:46 pm

Its ok when the window is down, but when its up theres not much to grip onto!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:53 pm

Thats Cool i will have the window down for the mot anyway lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:34 am

So whats left to do???

Sort indicators and main beam
Bleed brakes (fingers crossed brake lights will start working then)
Fit popes nose
Get doors to open a little easier!

MOT TIME

after the MOT

Get her slammed
Change wheels to standards with hubcaps
Mount bumpers
fit Snowflakes
Fit indicators
A bit of pinstriping

And for the time being thats the way she will stay, Think it will ake a few years to collect all the pars I want to turn her into my dream oval!


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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:45 am

I will bring yer Popes Snout tomorrow night Tan! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:54 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
I will bring yer Popes Snout tomorrow night Tan! Very Happy

Thanks scoops im looking forward to getting that on, I reckon it will make the back of her look soooo much better.

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 pm

Got her sticker on,
Doesnt she look cool!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:05 pm

Looking good Tan afro
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:46 am

Looking good mate is she running again if not i can have a nose friday before i take the golf Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:47 am

dubberatlast wrote:
Looking good mate is she running again if not i can have a nose friday before i take the golf Wink

Yep shes running now, Dont ask me what the prob was. Aint you working fri??

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:38 pm

No just dont 12 hours today and im shattered Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu May 15, 2008 7:58 pm

Well Beryl is back up the unit now ready for the last few things to get her through an MOT.
We gav up with the solenoids for the min and have decided to use pulls to get her through the MOT.
The brakes have been bled and now only need adjusting. W also need to get the indicators, brake lights and main beam working. Sounds simple but you know how it is!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Thu May 15, 2008 9:09 pm

Good luck with getting her back on the road hun Wink

Fingers crossed it isn't too much work Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue May 20, 2008 9:37 am

I decided to sand her back due to her different colour panels so now she looks a bit like this:







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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue May 20, 2008 11:03 am

Wow Tan, you have been a busy girl!!!
Whats the plans for colour then?? Metalflake? Twisted Evil

I'll have a good nose round when i'm down the unit later, haven't seen it up close yet... I take it i've still got a gap down there?!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue May 20, 2008 12:26 pm

She`s gonna stay as she is for the next couple of years untill I can save up and get some original bits and bobs etc. She's hopefully gonna have some pinstriping done soon to add a bit of colour. Eventually I would like her either a chocolate brown or coral red, but I'll prob change my mind....

You do have a space still, but only just, Ive been asked twice if someone can rent it!!

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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Tue May 20, 2008 12:31 pm

Big Blue Betty wrote:
Ive been asked twice if someone can rent it!!

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no they can't....its mine!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed May 28, 2008 10:17 am

Well a HUGE thankyou to Damien for getting the indicators, brake lights and head lights working, we are now one step closer to getting her to Bristol.
Now for the list of stuff that needs doing!!

New Number Plates
Get popes nose working
Get legal tyres on
Get washer jets squirting!
Remove windows
Adjust rear brakes
New wiper blades
Deck lid cable needs connecting
Finish sanding her back
Solder the wire on back of indicator stalk
Finish hammerite underneath and on inner wings

Im sure there is more but I will have to wait for Carl to wake up and let me know! Afterall he is the brains behind this resto, (Thanks hun xx).



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PostSubject: Re: 'Beryl' The 1957 RHD Ragtop Oval with suicide doors!   Wed May 28, 2008 10:53 am

Thats about it mate also find out if she needs front seat belts for the mot Wink
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